Apply Now: DSM Brighter Living Foundation One Young World Scholarship to Attend OYW Summit 2023

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Apply Now: DSM Brighter Living Foundation One Young World Scholarship to Attend OYW Summit 2023

Apply Now: DSM Brighter Living Foundation One Young World Scholarship to Attend OYW Summit 2023

The DSM Brighter Living Foundation One Young World Scholarship 2023 is now accepting applications. The DSM Brighter Living Foundation is pleased to invite four influential youth leaders to attend the One Young World Summit 2023, which will be held in Belfast, United Kingdom, from October 2 to 5.

The DSM Brighter Living Foundation One Young World Scholarship will support young entrepreneurs who are having a local or global impact on agri-food systems in one of three main areas.

  • Health for the Planet
  • Health for People
  • Healthy Livelihoods

Focus Areas

Health for Planet

Candidates applying for the scholarship through this focus area should be actively making an impact to decrease the environmental footprint of local and global agri-food systems. Candidates might demonstrate this impact by:

  • Shaping opinions: advocating for systemic change, by making the case for greater education around the environmental impact of food systems so that consumers, governments, and companies can make more sustainable food choices.
  • Walking the talk: reducing emissions related to human and animal food production or working with partners in supporting farmers to do so, or helping to reduce food loss and waste. This could include creating more transparency of environmental impacts through consumer information, it could relate to gas emissions, land use, biodiversity and water use. It can also include digital tools throughout the value chain on the farm or along the value chain.
  • Producing locally: sustainably producing local produce or nutritional products to serve local communities.

Health for People

Candidates applying for the scholarship through this focus area should be actively working to increase the availability of high-quality affordable and aspirational nutritious foods in low and middle-income countries.

  • Shaping opinions: raising awareness of the importance of a balanced and nutritional diet, so that consumers, governments, and companies can make healthier food choices. This may include, but not extensively, scaling up large scale fortification of staples (rice, corn, wheat) and foods with vitamins and minerals.
  • Building brands: developing responsible and nutritious brands which are aspirational, affordable and accessible for the most vulnerable who need them most, (especially those with low income, at base of pyramid (BoP).
  • Producing locally: sustainably producing local produce or nutritional products to serve local communities.

Healthy Livelihoods

Candidates applying for the scholarship through this focus area should be actively making an impact to improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers. Candidates might demonstrate this impact by:

  • Shaping opinions: advocating for systemic change, by making the case for greater education around the social impact of food systems so that consumers, governments, and companies can make fairer food choices.
  • Walking the talk: through just sourcing principles and partnerships, strive for equality and aim to ensure sustainable value chains that contribute to local development and provide appropriate incomes for workers and farmers.
  • Improving small holder farmers value chain: developing/implementing programs to eliminate post-harvest losses for small holder farmers and improve quality of their produce.

Eligibility

This scholarship is intended for candidates who:

  • Are aged 18 – 30.
  • Reside in Africa, Asia-Pacific or Latin America.
  • Have 3 – 5 years’ experience in an agri-food business, preferably running their food business.
  • Are making a positive impact in one of the three scholarship focus areas.

Deadline: May 3, 2023

Apply here

For more information, visit One Young World.

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